• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Inside Story The Russian Cracker


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Tonight's film travels to Rostov in Russia, a city that has earned the reputation of serial-killer capital of the world. Inside Story meets top psychiatrist
Dr Alexander Bukhanovsky and investigates his continuing efforts to unlock the inner mind of the serial killer.
See today's choices.
Digital widescreen

Hidden clues: brain scans on a psychotic patient reveal the Inside Story to Dr Alexander Bukhanovsky
Inside Story
9.30pm BBC1
No city wishes to be known as the serial-killer capital of the world, but it is a label that Rostov-on-Don in Russia has had to live with. This profoundly disturbing film looks at the work of Rostov psychiatrist Dr Alexander Bukhanovsky, who believes he can identify fledgling serial killers and work with them to prevent them progressing to murder.
Bukhanovsky, through his profiling of serial killers, has produced a blueprint for the type of personality that could go on to take many lives. At his clinic, he counsels 12 such young men, and we get to witness these chilling encounters. Edward, 17, describes taking the decision to dig up fresh graves to satisfy his desire for necrophilia. Misha, 22, who has already viciously attacked one woman and raped another two, thinks that all gypsies should be shot, children first. Bukhanovsky has made a promise to his clients that he won't report their previous crimes, a decision that makes him a controversial figure with the Russian authorities.


Subject: Dr Alexander Bukhanovsky
Producer: James Kent
Editor: Olivia Lichtenstein

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

Inside Story The Russian Cracker

BBC One London, 12 August 1999 21.30

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about Inside Story The Russian Cracker, BBC One London, 21.30, 12 August 1999
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/c9c17b2acfa345f2891df5f9a5582c8f

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel